Akadimía credentials and areas of study
Program OverviewThe typical student program of study at the Drákos Akadimía develops both a specialization (core area of study) and breadth (non-core areas of study).
Standard Degree - Journeymanin a standard 2 year course of work, the student will be required to complete:
- The four required year one courses from their core area of study,
- At least two elective courses from their core area of study,
- The introductory course from each of the remaining five non-core areas of study, and
- At least one additional elective course from outside their area of study.
DurationThe school year runs from the third month of the year through the ninth month of the year. This period is split into equal length terms of six weeks, with one being optional. There is a one week of break between terms, generally corresponding to the solistice or equinox celebrations.
TermsTerm 1 runs from the second week of month 3 (following the Autumn Equinox) through the first week of month 5 (the week prior to the winter solstice). The term length is 6 weeks in duration. Term 2 runs from the third week of month 5 (the week following the winter solstice) through the second to last week of month 7 (the week prior to the spring equinox). The term length is six weeks in duration. Term 3 (optional) runs from the first week of month 8 to the last week of month 9, and is generally used for advanced projects, or remedial instruction. The optional term length is six weeks in duration. This work is often self guided or taught by a single teacher across subjects.
Areas of StudyCoursework focuses on:
- Introductory material covering the expectations of leadership, social pressures, and environmental factors contributing to effective leadership.
- The history of conflicts at small group, tribal and city-state levels and applicability to modern conflicts.
- Operational planning and leadership of civil societies.
- Operational planning and leadership of martial forces.
- Use of magic and technology in large scale combat.
- Naval warfare, strategy and tactics
- Land based warfare, strategy and tactics
- Practical martial skills, including the training of others.
- Introductory material covering the functioning of civil societies. Topics include their family, social and economic structures and the legal structures necessary to ensure freedom, liberty and stability in civil sociieties.
- The history of legal codes on Zihæt and their impact on society.
- The forms of commerce and the laws necessary to support ongoing effective commerce.
- The impacts of differing social and belief structures on the function of society, and the role of law in their formation and preservation.
- The value of culture in society.
- Introductory material covering the structure of nature and the physical universe.
- The relationship between the magical, spiritual and natural world.
- The observation, classification and description of flora, fauna and other natural entities, and the composition of these entities into larger whole.
- The understanding of the nature of natural entities.
- The conjuration or summining, and the manipulation and control of these entities.
- The lifecycle of natural entities, including natural and magical means of creation, repair and destruction
- The cultivation, consumption, and conservation of natural entities.
- The use of magic in service of divination, augury and other forms of pre-congition
- Introductory material covering the science of life, with a focus on humanoid species.
- The anatomy of humanoid life forms and comparative anatomy with other species.
- The movement of living things, including how the bodies parts work together to produce movement.
- The composition and internal function of humanoid species.
- The impact of food, drink and other inputs necessary to support life.
- The cause, impact and cures of acute illness and chronic disease.
- The treatment of injury including field treatment, magical treatment, and surgical intervention.
- The understanding of, classification of, composition and treatment of toxins.
- Introductory material covering the application of scientific, magical and technological principles to society.
- An exploration of mathetmatics including advanced arithmetic, geometry, probability and statistics.
- The study of materials, including their identification, classification, usage, and disposal.
- Creation of new materials, or embuing materials with new or novel properties through the use of magic, physical manipulation or chemical agents.
- Concepts and application in the efficient design, production, sale and distribution of man-made artifacts
- Concepts and application in the planning, designing, and construction buildings and other structures.
- The application of magical effects to physical objects and spaces
- Introductory material covering the fundamentals of the magical field of Zihæt, and the implications for its use.
- The identification and classification of types and sources of magic.
- The fundamental principles behind each type of magic.
- The source, medium of transmission and mechanics of manipulation for different sources of magic.
- The relation between naturally occuring entities, including elementals, and magic.
- The design, testing and transmission of new magical spells.
- The improvement of the efficiency, efficacy and duration of magical spells and effects.
- The ethics and societal impacts of magic, and its role in improving or replacing labor.